Is apple pie your favourite dessert? If so, make a pancake version! You’ll need a little bit of time on your side for these.
Makes 2-3 pancakes
– Plain flour- 2 cups
– Sugar- 1/4 cup
– Baking powder- 1 tsp
– Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
– Salt- 1/2 tsp
– Cinnamon powder- 2 tsp
– Grated nutmeg- 1/4 tsp
– Buttermilk- 2 cups
– Apple sauce- 1/4 cup (recipe follows)
– Eggs- 2, medium
– Milk- 1/4 cup (give or take a tsp or so)
– Apples- 2 medium, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
– Cinnamon- 1/4 tsp (optional)
– Lemon juice- 1 tsp
– Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
– Water- 2 to 3 tbsp
– Apples- 2 small, peeled, cored and sliced into thin wedges
– Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
– Butter- 1/2 tbsp
– Maple syrup- to drizzle
- In a sauce pan mix together all the ingredients for the apple sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes, or till the apples become soft and of mashable consistency. Keep aside to cool a bit and then blend to a purée using an immersion blender or food processor.
- For the topping, melt the butter and sugar in a sauce pan. Add the apples to the mix and toss around, making sure it’s all well coated. Cook till you see bubbles around the edges. Don’t overcook the apples, they should still be a bit crunchy. When done, take off heat and keep aside.
- Whisk together all the dry ingredients (from the pancake section), basically the first 7 ingredients, in the batter bowl.
- In another bowl mix the buttermilk, apple sauce and eggs till just combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk till the batter comes together. Make sure there are no lumps of flour. It won’t be a smooth batter, though.
- Add milk bit by bit just until you get that pourable consistency, making sure you don’t over whisk the batter.
- Heat a frying pan and when hot pour a ladle full of batter on to the pan. Wait for small bubbles to appear on top and when they just start popping (in around 2 to 3 mins), you are ready to flip. Cook for a further 2 minutes or so and then take it off the heat.
- To assemble, stack two to three pancakes on top of each other and add a layer of the apple topping and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Continue till your pancakes are all used up, but make sure the top most layer is apple. Give a dusting of powdered sugar or even cinnamon and you are good to go.